The Code

Part IV: General Provisions, Definitions, Adoption Provisions, and Appendices

C. Adoption Provisions
  1. Resolution of Adoption
    1. The foregoing Code is hereby adopted by the Board of Trustees of Indiana University under the authority conferred by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana in chapter 273 of the Acts of the General Assembly in 1969 [Ind. Code § 20-12-1 (1988)] and in compliance with House Concurrent Resolution No. 22 as enacted in chapter 444 of the Acts of the General Assembly in 1969.
    2. This code, as hereby adopted, supersedes the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities which was effective on August 15, 1975, the Code of Student Ethics previously adopted by the Board of Trustees and effective on August 15, 1990, the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct previously adopted by the Board of Trustees and effective on August 15, 1997, and the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct previously adopted by the Board of Trustees on June 11, 2004, and effective on August 15, 2004.
    3. This code, as hereby adopted, shall be effective on August 1, 2009.
  2. Effect of Adoption
    1. The adoption of this code shall not affect any rights or liabilities that were accrued, any sanctions that were incurred, or any proceedings that were begun before August 1, 2009. Any rights, liabilities, and sanctions that accrued or were incurred before August 1, 2009, shall continue to be enforced as if the new Code had not been adopted. Any proceedings that were begun before August 1, 2009, shall likewise continue as if the new Code had not been adopted.
    2. Acts of misconduct that were committed before August 1, 2009, shall be governed by the rules and procedures in effect at the time of such acts.
    3. Acts of misconduct that are committed after August 1, 2009, shall be governed by the rules and procedures included in this new Code.
    4. The provisions of this code do not alter existing faculty grievance policies and procedures.
  3. Amendments to the Code by Academic Units
    1. The Code of Student Ethics was adopted by the University Faculty Council on April 16, 1990, by the following resolution: "The Code of Student Ethics shall apply to all students at Indiana University. Any unit of the university may adopt additional or alternative substantive or procedural standards to this code, provided the alternative or additional standards:
      1. Are necessary to meet academic concerns or to comply with the professional or accreditation standards; and
      2. Guarantee students in the unit a fair opportunity to be heard consistent with the standards of evidence and due process found in this code."
    2. In establishing additional or alternative processes, a unit must use the following procedure:
      1. Proposed revisions to the Code must be submitted to the Agenda Committee of the appropriate faculty council (Campus or University) for review, and to the full faculty council for approval, to ensure the revisions are comprehensive and consistent, and that they meet the criteria outlined above.
      2. Upon approval by a campus faculty council, the revisions must be reported to the campus Dean of Students and the University Faculty Council Agenda Committee. The University Faculty Council will review and consider final approval of the revisions.
      3. Upon final approval of an alternative process, the fact that this code does not apply to the unit, with regard to academic matters, must be publicized in a fashion calculated to inform all students taking courses in the unit, that they will be judged by the alternative process. The notice must also explain where copies of the alternate process are available.
      4. Upon a student being found responsible for violation of a provision set forth in an alternative process, the Dean of Students must be informed in writing of the student’s name and identification number, a description of the offense, the date and location of the offense, and a description of any sanction or action taken by the university official, or hearing commission, who considered the reported violation.